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Old 21-05-2015, 00:52   #16
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I agree... not a good idea with a30 f...
Is there something basically wrong in sailing the Pacific Ocean in a 30 ft longkeel?
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Is there something basically wrong in sailing the Pacific Ocean in a 30 ft longkeel?
Nothing basically wrong with it at all.... but with 3 POB it would be pure misery if going to windward in the trades for an extended period.
Going down hill in the westerlies I would envisage problems with water and vittles as they are all long passages.
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N... it would be pure misery if going to windward in the trades for an extended period...
I have an experience in beating the Kieler Bucht in a stronger wind, thus I can understand your point... it was 6 hrs of torture for the most of the crew, mainly due to the "thumping" of the modern-built boat against the waves. But I would think that a longkeeled boat cuts through the waves more, thus providing a more cmfortable ride...?

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Are the 30ft boats really that small? These are just 3 people, not 8 as in my Baltic charter...?
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I have an experience in beating the Kieler Bucht in a stronger wind, thus I can understand your point... it was 6 hrs of torture for the most of the crew, mainly due to the "thumping" of the modern-built boat against the waves. But I would think that a longkeeled boat cuts through the waves more, thus providing a more cmfortable ride...?


Are the 30ft boats really that small? These are just 3 people, not 8 as in my Baltic charter...?
You weren't at sea for a month on your Baltic charter... all the OPs plans involved long sea passages....
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You weren't at sea for a month on your Baltic charter... all the OPs plans involved long sea passages....
the roaring forty's build up some big seas ,the smaller the boat the rougher the ride
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I like your spirit. In June my friend said "I want to sail to the Bahamas this winter." I said, "I'm in!" Everyone said we were crazy. I had never sailed. We had no idea what was required. As we did our homework we developed an itinerary. The plan was: weather permitting, let's do...or...and then maybe... We left in January and came back in May. The weather fought us most of the way, but we were prepared. We had a fabulous time planning and researching and discussing alternatives prior to and during our trip!

So, "I'm in! When do you want to go?"
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I have been to Pitcairn years ago. I don't recall a place to safely anchor a keelboat.
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don't they pick in off the coast ?
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Hi there - if you are still planning this voyage could you please contact me - em.john.taylor@gmail.com
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